The Interactive Advertising Bureau says Internet ad revenues have reached “historic” levels. “At $13.3 billion in Q1 2015, U.S. internet ad revenues hit a record-breaking first quarter high,” the IAB announced last week. “This new industry high represents a 16 percent increase over 2014’s first quarter record-setting total of $11.4 billion.” What prompted the spike? Randall Rothenberg,… Read More

Some business types say it isn’t true until we’ve seen it in the Harvard Business Review. And now we have. A new survey, sponsored by Red Hat and conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, shows that “CIOs and IT leaders who foster a culture of digital learning and shared accountability generate greater business outcomes.” In other… Read More

We knew the day would eventually come. That day, it turns out, was yesterday. “Billions of times per day, consumers turn to Google for I want-to-know, I want-to-go, I want-to-do, and I want-to-buy moments. And at these times, consumers are increasingly picking up their smartphones for answers,” Google said in a blog post, confirming that as of… Read More

Let’s be honest, the marketing world is rife with hyperbole. In fact, that’s pretty much what advertising is, exaggerated statements meant to attract attention and move people to take action. It’s no surprise then that, when the term ‘mobilegeddon’ first started appearing a few weeks back, it caught our eyes but didn’t exactly send us running for… Read More

Every marketer working on digital campaigns could learn from Chipotle. And not just that company, but a host of other Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) winners who took home 2014 awards for campaigns that rocked the money boat. To help others, IAB just put out its “What Works and Why: IAB MIXX Awards 2015 Insights Report.” The report… Read More

Sometimes — even though you’re not sure if it’ll work — you throw more money at it — just in case. And such is the case with advertisers who “don’t know what they’re doing yet when it comes to digital marketing.” “Nearly half of marketers plan to boost their investments in digital channels this year, according to… Read More

Digital marketing has finally turned the corner for a majority of U.S. small businesses. From social media ads to SMS marketing, domestic small business owners are now embracing online and mobile channels to an unprecedented degree with staggeringly impressive results to show for their efforts. “The small business landscape is one that is always changing,” reads the… Read More

This week, the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB UK) released what it’s calling new guidelines that outline “good practice” in relation to the disclosure of advertising and marketing communications for native distribution formats online. So far, the IAB has dropped part one of the guidelines, which are designed to help the marketing industry provide more transparency to consumers… Read More

 
 

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